Prospects for Cassava in Domestic and International Markets

Jumah A (1988). Prospects for Cassava in Domestic and International Markets. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-88-027

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Abstract

For several years researchers at IIASA have been investigating the nature and dimensions of the world food problem and the policies available to alleviate it. National food system are highly interdependent, and yet the major policy options exist at the national level.

As participant of the YSSP 1987, the author engaged in the research for food products that could fit the specific needs and conditions of developing countries. Originating from a West African country, he took special interest in analyzing the prospects of cassava in domestic and international markets. The cultivation of cassava is not very labor intensive, does not depend on expensive capital equipment and imported oil. The crop tolerates dry conditions and is well adapted to soils with low fertility. As such cassava appears to be much less vulnerable than grain production.

The paper reviews the role of cassava in developing and developed countries, addresses the problem of adequate technological development, and comments on economic aspects of cassava production, especially in relation to food grain production.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:59
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 19:07
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3178

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